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Nov 5, 2013 6:27 PM by Tony Spehar - tspehar@koaa.com

Winter clothing needed for Black Forest Fire survivors

Dropping temperatures and looming winter snow storms have people in Black Forest working to recover from this summer's wildfire making a plea for help.

Leaders with Crosses for Losses, the non-profit group raising money and collecting needed items for fire survivors, are asking for donations of winter clothing of all sizes for those who lost their homes and winter clothing to the flames of the Black Forest Fire. Heavy coats, blankets and blankets are all in high demand. Even though it's been months since the fire many are still homeless and working out insurance claims.

"People living in their cars, their campers, their homes are just gone, there's nowhere for them so we need to be diligent in making sure that they have the things they need," explained Crosses for Losses Founder Amanda Davis. "We all did great during the summer and they all have shorts and tank-tops and flip-flops, but now has come the time to make sure that we keep them alive and warm during the winter."

Donations can be dropped off at the Crosses for Losses store at 12490 Black Forest Road Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cash and food donations are also being accepted, money can be donated via Academy Banks.

More information can be found at http://www.crossesforlosses.org/

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